My Participation Worker

It's my job to support young people to have a say about their experience of care while they are looked after by Wakefield Council. I am also here to ensure that young people, like yourself know their rights and are supported to have their opinions listened to.     


I help young people to run the Children in Care Council and I am always looking for young people to join and make sure they get a chance to put their views to the managers.


 I run lots of other groups and events for children and young people in foster care, residential care and those getting ready to leave care.


Groups are a great way to meet other young people in care, develop confidence and new skills and have fun - at the same time as making a difference to the service you get while looked after.


 I have supported our Children in Care Council to develop 'A Pledge' for looked after children. This is the Council's promise to you about how you will be treated and what services you will get whilst you are in care.


I work a lot with Barnardo's Children's Advocacy and they can  help looked after children and young people who may have a concern or a complaint or need help to talk to a carer or social worker.


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There's loads of local groups to get involved with

Head over to the Wakefield Youth Work Website to see what's happening near you. 

Are you a singer, dancer or an actor?
Wakefield Theatre have lots of opportunities for you.  Get in touch with Richard on 01924 304223 

Aged 16-25?

We are looking for a group of young people to be part of a pilot group for a new 16+ group.

Would you like to influence decision makers and make a positive difference to care leavers lives?

Get in touch with Rich on 01924 304223

Website under reconstruction
Get in touch and tell us what you'd like to see on here.  Email: or call us on 01924 304223

Build Our Futures
In May 2018, CICC and an extended group of young people looked at re-naming the Wakefield CICC. The clear winning name was Build our Futures. Well done to our 13 plus team for coming up with such a positive, vibrant and catchy name! We will be working with designers over the summer months to create a new logo, all ready to launch in September 2018! Watch this space...

New Children's Rights Website June 2018

There is a brand new rights4children website developed with and for children and young people living in institutional settings, including childrenís homes, secure units and residential schools. Find out your rights.
Itís packed with information children and young people told us is important to them.



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